Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pre-doctoral position at Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados IMDEA Energía


The Foundation IMDEA Energía has been created by the Regional Government of “Comunidad de Madrid” in order to promote R&D activities in energy-related themes, with main emphasis in those topics related to renewable energy and clean energy technologies.

The Scientific Programme of IMDEA Energía, managed by the Foundation, has been outlined with the aim of contributing to the future establishment of a sustainable energy system ( Thereby, two main objectives are guiding the workprogramme: To carry out R&D activities aimed at fostering the development of renewable energies. To carry out R&D activities aimed at developing clean energy technologies that have none or minimal environmental impact.

The Foundation IMDEA Energía is firmly committed to the objective of providing the Institute with a staff of worldclass and prestigious researchers, following the recommendations of the Scientific Council, which is also formed by recognized researchers in the energy field. Accordingly, IMDEA Energía is developing from the beginning a selective process of recruitment of researchers and principal scientists for its different research units. Likewise, IMDEA Energía has an internal policy of education and training of junior researchers and therefore is offering a job opening to young students with recent University Degree and interested in starting a scientific professional career within the field of energy. The labor contract, with a maximum duration of four years, will facilitate the integration into a research team and the realization of a PhD project.

Research Line

Life cycle management of sustainable energy production systems

Degree required

Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Environmental Science; Environmental Engineering, Energy Engineering or equivalent University Degree

The candidate that successfully overcomes the selection process will be offered a labour contract with an initial duration of one year, extendable for three additional years if the researcher overcomes a favourable evaluation. The gross salary is 20,461 €/year. The start is expected between December 2010 and January 2011 (See section on deadline for the submission of applications).

Candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

1. Being in possession of the official degree required and having finished the studies leading to obtaining those degrees by November 10th 2010. Those candidates that, at the time of submitting their application, have not yet obtained the required official degree must prove later having obtaining it, sending again the student record with the final marks.

2. Full command of the English language.

Selection criteria

- Curriculum Vitae.
- Student record.
- Additional academic degrees related to the topic of the position offered.
- Suitability of the studies/knowledge of the candidate to the research lines of the position offered.
- Knowledge of Spanish and/or other languages.

Submission of applications

Only electronic applications submitted within the deadline will be considered.
The information required is the following:
- Electronic application form.
- Statement of Purpose (by filling the corresponding section within the electronic form)
- Curriculum vitae.
- Student record with the average marks obtained.

In order to submit the application form and the rest of the information, candidates should log into the website of IMDEA Energía at (section Open Positions) and follow the link to Call for Pre-doctoral Positions.

Deadline for the submission of applications

Interested candidates may submit their application before November 105h 2010 (13:00 Madrid’s time). Selection process will be completed by November 30th, and starting date should take place between December 2010 and January 2011.

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